10/13-14 lucha times


AYM Sports lists Mexican winter league baseball on Sunday, not IWRG. The game checks out, though I think it starts an hour earlier than AYM is saying. My onscreen guide and IWRG are under the impression IWRG is airing. Guess we find out Sunday.

AYM also has a mystery Lucha Libre show on Wednesday. Maybe the IWRG rerun, which seemed to vanish after one week. Probably is FULL.

== AAA ==

AAA-Gala: The Naucalpan taping, this time for sure. Probably Jack/Juvi/Ozz vs Daga/Perro/Teddy and Consejo vs Wagner/Mesias/Parka.

AAA-TVC: the main event match (LA Park & Wagner teaming up) and either the minis or the Rockers. I’m guessing minis based on absolutely nothing.

== CMLL ==

Galavision/Televisa: This is a tough week to figure these things, because they did nothing of note and there’s little contuinty with last week’s shows. Dragon Rojo should be on this show if he was the big star on last week’s show and maybe the Japan vs Mexico trios.

FOX: (5:30 show this week.) Pesta Negra vs Bufete del Amor, and a Gen11 trios.

52MX: Minis and Azul/Volador trios to set up Sunday’s show, maybe the semimain if they have time.

C3: Announcers have said Sombra/Valiente Volador will air, so either top 5 for once, or Magnus’ return to CMLL gets cut. That would be very sad.

GDL: They cut out the last two ciberneticos, so maybe the women’s one goes as well. Mr. Aguila vs Valiente and Averno, Polvora, UG vs Atlantis, Mistico and Titan will air.

EstrellaTV (Puebla): Virus vs Fuego! Main event is Mascara/Mascara/Mistico vs Warrior/Rojo/Escorpion. Remember when Warrior and Escorpion hated each other? They don’t.

Terra: Volador vs Diamante Azul, Mercurio vs Fantasy

== IWRG & ACM ==

IWRG-TVC Deportes: they went back to air the trainee show this week, so they could be airing tonight’s show or last week’s show. I think you can’t just let a Psycho Clown title challenge go unaired, so last Thursday.

IWRG-AYM Sports: if it airs, Mascara/Pirara vs Cien/Pirata. More Carta Brava/Oficials issues in the undercard.


great match roundup, February

(filling in the gaps for all those weeks I missed)

Great/Excellent matches this month

02/04 AAA TV
2011-12-20: Argenis, Atomic Boy, Fenix vs Dark Dragon, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana – great

02/04 CMLL C3
2012-01-31: Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel, Virus vs Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Nitro, Skándalo in a cibernetico match – great

from 02/11 CMLL FOX
02-03: CMLL Reyes del Aire – great, right on the line to go higher

Have Watched, but nothing made the cut
02/04 CMLL 52MX
02/04 CMLL GDL
02/04 CMLL FOX
02/11 CMLL 52MX
02/11 CMLL C3
02/11 AAA
02/18 CMLL 52MX
02/18 CMLL FOX
02/18 CMLL GDL
02/18 CMLL C3
02/18 AAA – Dinastia debut match is close
02/25 CMLL 52MX – Avernos vs Love Buffet title match is close
02/25 CMLL C3
02/25 CMLL FOX
(there was no new AAA TV the weekend of 02/25)

MOTYC List, by date (thru February TV)

2011-12-20 Argenis, Atomic Boy, Fenix b Dark Dragon, Tigre Cota, Tito Santana full great
2012-01-13 La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada b Mr. Águila, Psicosis, Volador Jr. YouTube great
2012-01-22 La Sombra b Volador Jr. [NWA WELTERhandheld, part 1 handheld, part 2 excellent
2012-01-31 Cancerbero, Euforia, Raziel, Virus b Arkángel de la Muerte, Loco Max, Nitro, Skándalo [ciberneticoYouTube great
2012-02-03 Ángel de Oro b Mr. ÁguilaMáscara DoradaRey EscorpiónValienteVirusDeltaStuka Jr.PólvoraTigerGuerrero Maya Jr.EuforiaFuegoHijo del SignoTitán,RazielPuma KingRey Cometa [Reyes del Airethecubsfan great

Titan vs Polvora, el Luchador, Dragon Rojo, Tama Tonga, Leon

CMLL (TUE) 10/09/2012 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [Fuego en el Ring]
1) Thunder Boy b El Divino
2) Demonio Maya & Ráfaga b Èvola & Infierno
3) Goya Kong b La Comandante, Tiffany, Marcela, Princesa Sugheit, Lady Apache, Luna Mágica, Dark Angel, Dallys la Caribeña, Zeuxis [cibernetico]
Elimination order went Zeuxis (Luna Magica), Dallys (Sugheit), Dark Angel (Apache), Luna (Comandante), Apache (Marcela), Sugheit (Goya), Marcela (Comandante), Tiffany (Goya), Comandante (Goya). Goya landed a senton for the win, and celebrated as Comandante was taken out.
4) Mr. Águila b Valiente
good match
5) Averno, Pólvora, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Mistico, Titán
Rudos took 1, tecnicos took 2, Atlantis beat Averno in the second, Ultimo Guerrero beat Atlantis, Mistico dived onto Guerrero, and Titan jumped into a Polvora dropkick for the loss. This sets up a title match next week between Titan and Polvora.

The debut episode of AAA Fusion is already on YouTube. The women’s match and the Bizarros vs Perros match aired. If the AAA Digital thing turns out to be interesting, I’ll do a post about it later.

The cast of El Luchador Season 2 was presented at Arena Mexico yesterday. The show starts a week from tomorrow. There’s a mention of Magnus challenging Dragon Lee to a mask vs mask match during the series. He’s a tecnico now, so either Magnus is changing his ways on the show or in CMLL soon. All the ‘secondary characters’ were there except Rey Bucanero’s wife or daughter, and since Rey Bucanero’s story arc is if he’ll get stay with his wife or get custody of his kid, that’s not very promising. In another, the director emphasis the need for continuity between seasons and is surprised at it’s success in other countries. The article says they’re already in talks for a third season. Rey Bucanero emphasizes the series showing the reality of their lives.

Dragon Rojo says he hopes to be the execution of foreigners in CMLL after already beating Devitt & Lyger. Rojo says nothing concrete is planned as far as a name for he and Escorpion or a third member (though Misterioso is suggested), just that they don’t want to be teaming with Ultimo Guerrero any more.

Tama Tonga arrived in Mexico yesterday, and said he plans on winning Leyenda de Azul, and focused on Sombra and Atlantis. Namajague & Okumura’s routine of meeting people at the airport and asking them to team with them to challenge for the trios titles continued here, though Tonga was non-committal. Tonga’s stay is said to be undetermined, but that usually means until a week or two before the next NJPW tour (11/20, so probably thru the 11/09 Friday show.)

Leon also arrived. She’s in Mexico just for a week, which may explain why her lightning match suddenly became a title match. Leon has dreamed of wrestling in Arena Mexico, and wants to win so she’ll be invited back. This is her first wrestling trip outside of Japan alone and not with other wrestlers, but she hopes she’ll get him safe and with her title.

Rob has his top 5 spots of the week.

LuchaWorld has this week’s PosterMania.


Monito has an idea to slightly change the Leyenda de Azul name. Actually, they should have a tournament where the winner gets Monito as his exclusive manager for two months, it’d be the most heated battle ever.

A report from a Dr. X mass.

Cronicas Y Leyendas looks back at El Halcon vs Hiro Matzuda

Profile of Arena Pavillon del Norte wrestler Tiburon Jr.

AAA participated in electronic recycling and glasses for kids programs. I think I’m participating in electronic recycling this weekend, but I don’t think masked men will be there.

DJ Spectro has Flama Roja being set up in a mask match in an interesting way, Ray Mendoza vs Ape Man in a worked MMA match, and American Salvaje vs Ultraman.

MT interviews Sairus, who’s wrestled in Northern Mexico, GALLI, and IWC in Pittsburgh.

Lucha Libre in Japan

Ultimo Guerrero was added to the lineup for Ultimo Dragon’s 11/07 Lucha Fiesta show. Rayo de Jalisco and Brazo de Plata had previously been announced.


LLT (SUN) 10/14/2012 Eagles Club, Berwyn, IL
1) Arc-angel vs Wilmoah
2) Tigre Asiatico & Venganza vs Silver Star & Tokio Lee
3) 450 Hammet & Devil Dogg vs Chris Prism & Erick Del Rey
4) Steve Boz vs Steve Rydell
5) Golden Star & Slayer vs Caballero Tiger & El Infernal
6) Nikki St. John vs Melanie Cruise
7) Flash Metal, Hijo de Rey Misterio II, Lobo Blanco vs Guerrerito del Futuro, Imperio Azteca, Yakuza

Poster sure looks like Horuz. I’d like to check him out, but it’s a 5pm show, right the same time as Terra, and I think I need to be around the luchablog HQ to see the mask match and report on Diamante Azul’s attempt to break Volador’s neck. But I’d definitely check this out another Sunday, so maybe you ought to?

CMLL (TUE) 10/16/2012 Arena Mexico
1) Genesis & Robin vs Cholo & Ramstein
2) Camaleón, Oro Jr., Soberano Jr. vs Disturbio, Herodes Jr., Taurus
3) Dalis la Caribeña, León, Silueta vs La Comandante, Lady Apache, Princesa Sugheit
4) Hijo del Fantasma, Stuka Jr., Valiente vs Namajague, Sangre Azteca, Shigeo Okumura
5) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Kráneo, Olímpico, Psicosis
6) La Sombra vs Volador Jr.

Three fall rematch! Volador has three singles matches in three days, two with Sombra. This is the second time that’s happened recently; whoever looks at the big picture is strange.

First Silueta match in Arena Mexico since May.

Reyes del Atlantida have almost got their rematch for the trios titles, except they’re fighting the wrong three Invasors.